One article in the Spring 2016 issue of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review takes a look at reducing antibiotic use in animal production systems.

Article author Helen Jensen provides a brief background of this movement, current and ongoing guidance and changes in the U.S., a recap and current note on how the Danish restriction policies have fared, and some implications for the U.S. based on the Danish experience.

The article is an easy read and offers food for thought as adjustments are made in the domestic arena of minimizing the use of livestock antimicrobials to maintain effectiveness of antibiotics in humans. Read it on the CARD website here.